For Latin Students – Fr. Foster’s Summer intensive course – in the USA!

I received this about Fr. Reginald Foster’s Summer Latin course, as well as another course, … to be taught in the USA rather than in Rome!


A.    Annua Exercitatio Communis

•    Milvauchiae mense Octobri ad Maium
•    in triginta quinque congressibus gratuitis
•    quinque “Experientiarum” sive graduum ab imo ad summum
•    feriis opportunis interpositis
•    pluribus cum lectionibus ‘ad libitum’.

B.    Aestiva Eruditio Altior

•    ibidem mensibus Iunio et Iulio
•    sexies in hebdomada gratis
•    duorum ordinum superioris institutionis: Iuniorum et Seniorum
•    itineribus litterariis propositis
•    liberis cum sessionibus ‘sub arboribus’.


Reginald Thomas Foster
1233 South 45th St
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 53214

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  1. jmvbxx says:

    For those that can’t attend can you recommend a good online resource?

    I currently rely heavily on Wheelock in print and Cambridge Latin Course online.

    Many thanks!

  2. Hmm, I’ll be moving to Wisconsin in August, but I imagine that will be too late?

  3. Orphanboy says:

    JMVBXX, This isn’t online, but I recommend Scanlon and Scanlon, Latin Grammar for the Reading of the Missal and Breviary, available from TAN books,

  4. ridiculusmus says:

    sixties — sexies?

  5. Mrs. O says:

    I have to ask…is it free?

  6. Roland de Chanson says:

    Milvauciae? Milvauciae?

    Qualis urbs tam impronuntiabiliter memoranda sit? Fortasse nomem scribere oportuisset “Milvacciae”? Certe, “mille vaccae”!

    Nam haec urbs et civitas clarissimae propter suos caseos sunt. Et scilicet suas cerevisias.

    Ego tamen hunc studiorum cursum Reginaldi me praeterire puto: quia Latinitas ex amoenitatibus Urbis Aeternae erepta atque vino, mulieribus, carminibus Italicis orbata, inanima, insulsa, inhabilis est.

    Obiter mentionem faciam Raphaelam, bloggistam amoenae Latinitatis, iam de migratione Reginaldi nuntium postavisse die XIII huius mensis hic:

  7. servusmariaen says:

    So I’m assuming this course is NOT for beginners?

  8. Tom in NY says:

    Etiam sanctae Ecclesiae nomen eae urbis posuere “Milvauchia” docuit, auctoritate Et urbs clarissima cerevisis et botulis est.

    Historia culinaria monachos medii aevi panem, cervisam, caseos comedere monstrat. Si tam monachis bonum fuisset…quam tibi bonum sit.
    Salutationes omnibus.

  9. Father Z has posted before about these Latin “experiences”. They are really, really not for beginners. But if you know Latin pretty well and want to be fluent in it and work hard on getting better at it, that’s the class for you. Hard work, lots of stress, lots of fun, would seem to be the consensus among his past students.

  10. servusmariaen says:

    My Latin knowledge is limited to my prayers and the Missal so I guess this wouldn’t be something for me then. Even though I would like to learn it. I wish there were something for beginners.

  11. De Tribulis says:

    servusmariaen: The First Experience is for beginners. (See Fr. Coulter’s site for a good idea of the contents.) But the Experiences run from October to May, so you have to be able to put a good deal of time (and dedication) into them. Reggie doesn’t charge tuition fees — at least he never did in Rome — but he does expect a high level of commitment from his students!

  12. Arturus says:

    Something that i would miss about Fr. Foster Aetivas Latinitatis is that this year is not going to be any trip to Roman Ruins. So Sad =(

  13. Fr. Foster’s pedagogical methods are very effective. I know several classicists who adore and revere this teacher. However, for Catholics, other considerations besides methodology apply. Does anyone out there realize that Fr. Foster was in Bill Maher’s movie, Religulous? In that film Fr. Foster described the Bible and Church teaching as just so many stories. If readers of Fr.Z’s blog feel the same way, then this film and Fr. Foster’s comments in it will not be disturbing. By all means learn Latin from Fr. Foster, but don’t bet your faith on him.

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